The sucupira tea is a drink that has numerous benefits for the health of the body. But despite being so healthy and natural, the recipe also has some contraindications.

Sucupira seed oils have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, tonic, antibiotic, analgesic, stimulant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-rheumatic properties.

Contraindications and side effects of sucupira tea

The consumption of sucupira seeds is something extremely healthy, but the excessive intake of tea can cause some problems for the body.

According to a survey released by the University of Campinas (Unicamp),  the sale of sucupira is something worrying and dangerous.

Because it is known as a plant capable of relieving arthritis pain, many people end up consuming the natural product in excess. But the laboratory analysis made by scholars showed that the presence of drugs such as Voltaren and Cataflam, which is diclofenac used in the treatment of inflammatory processes.

According to the professor who supervised the research, Vanessa Helena, this induces people to make continuous use of sucupira.

“Diclofenac should be taken with the supervision of a trained health professional, and usually for a period of seven days, considering that prolonged use can compromise the individual’s kidney functions. In this work, the risks of continuous use of different dosages of extracts and components extracted from sucupira in mice and rats were evaluated. These scientific data are important because many analgesics, such as acetaminophen, are highly hepatotoxic. Even so, paracetamol is exempt from medical prescription, being widely used in pediatrics”, he alerts.

Properties and benefits  of sucupira tea

But when consumed in the right dosages, the only effect that sucupira ingestion will have on the body is beneficial.

Relieves back pain

Sucupira seed extracts have naturally analgesic properties , helping to relieve back pain, for example.

But people who have problems such as a parrot’s beak, herniated disc and more severe pain need to be monitored by a specialist before consuming the drink.

Combat chronic pain

The properties, such as flavonoids and some proteins, present in sucupira are able to reduce pain, mainly caused by rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis and gout.

Prevents ulcers

Thanks to the anti-inflammatory effects of sucupira, the drink made from the plant can increase the volume of cells that defend the body , especially the gastric system.

Thus, the drink also has the ability to protect the gastric system against numerous diseases, including ulcers.

Slows cell aging

Antioxidants also have the ability to slow the aging process of cells by fighting free radicals that harm them.

Fights infections and inflammation

The antibiotic properties of sucupira help to cure and prevent different types of diseases caused by viruses and bacteria.

The drink fights problems such as thrush, inflammation of the prostate and ovaries, sore throat and urinary tract infections .

Prevents and fights cancer

The drink also acts on cell deinflammation, preventing the occurrence of benign and malignant tumors , especially prostate tumors.

Prevents and helps in the treatment of diabetes

The sucupira seed is also an excellent supplement for the treatment of diabetes . The tea manages to balance the levels of glucose present in the bloodstream.

If you already use medication for this purpose, seek the help of a professional in the field before adding sucupira tea to your diet .

Fight intestinal worms

In addition to improving the functioning of the intestine, sucupira also helps to eliminate worms present in the organ.

How to prepare sucupira seed tea


  • 6 sucupira seeds
  • 1.5 liter of water.

preparation mode

Bring the water to a boil and crush the sucupira seeds. Put them in water and leave until they come to boil. After the time, turn off the heat and leave the container sweltered until the drink is lukewarm. Before consuming, strain the drink.